Our bodies need salt for numerous important processes, like transporting nutrients into and out of the cells, exchanging ions, controlling blood pressure, etc.
However, table salt does not offer these benefits, as it has been stripped of all its minerals, except for sodium and chloride. On the other hand, Himalayan salt is one of the most beneficial and “complete” salts, formed over millions of years in the Himalayas.
It is a rich source of multiple macrominerals and trace minerals that boost health in various ways. It is actually a type of rock salt, which is mined from the Punjab region in Pakistan, particularly in the Khewra Salt Mine.
Himalayan salt contains 84 minerals, elements, and electrolytes, so its use can help you correct any mineral deficiency, including zinc, iron, calcium, magnesium, and iodine, the five most common deficiencies in the United States.
Moreover, this salt is loaded with sodium, that regulates blood volume and blood pressure, improves the function of the heart, controls muscle contractions, and nerve transmissions.
A teaspoon of this salt contains 400 milligrams of sodium, and the recommended daily intake (RDI) is between 1,500-2,300 milligrams for men and women between the ages of 9-50.
The impressive mineral profile of this salt makes it ideal for body detoxification. You can add it to your bath for the minerals and negative ions to enter the skin and cleanse the body, leaving the skin soft and rejuvenated.
The popular Himalayan salt lamps serve to neutralize the positive ions in the air, and thus cleanse it from pollutants.
Here are several other uses of this remarkable salt:
- It accelerates the healing of damaged muscles and other soft tissues
- Soothes muscle cramps
- Promotes heart health
- Regulates blood sugar
- Regulates pH balance in cells, especially brain cells
- Helps in the development of hydroelectric energy cells in your body
- Supports libido
- Regulates sleep
- Supports the healthy function of the respiratory system
- Improves digestion and boosts satiety
- Improves bone strength
- Improves sinus health
When buying Himalayan salt, make sure you always choose the pink one, which indicates that it is dense in minerals. You can find it online and in health stores. For best effects, purchase the fine-grained one, as its small crystals are easily incorporated into meals.
It is mostly used to cook, season or preserve food. Yet, you can also purchase Himalayan salt blocks, and use them as cooking surfaces, cutting boards or serving platters.
Only a pinch of this amazing salt and you will make appetizing meals that your loved ones will love, and at the same time, you will bring health and well-being in the home!
Don’t forget to add it to your bath to relax and heal your body, and to place Himalayan salt lamps or candle holders around the house to purify the air.